Superstar USA concludes tonight.

Superstar USA concludes tonight.
The humiliation ends tonight when The WB airs the seventh and final episode of Superstar USA, its Idol spoof. The three finalists will perform and then host Brian McFayden will risk injury to his pretty face by telling them they’ve been screwed. Ratings for the series have been poor (Variety says it’s “bringing a male aud to the net but is not performing that well overall”), as has critical reaction, so the joke’s on The WB. If a quasi-serious competition like American Idol can launch William Hung, did we really need a show that just produces crappy singers?

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.